Darrin Crescenzi is an NYC-based designer whose work spans the gamut of design disciplines. From brand creation and identity design, product and service innovation and the design of physical and digital environments, his work is rooted in passion for creating empathetic experiences that are beautiful and functional.
Darrin is Design Director of Innovation at Interbrand New York, leading a newly-formed team of thinkers and makers charged with transforming leading global brands through design thinking. Leading product, experience and identity design engagements, brand-led innovation processes, industry thought leadership and development of new agency service offerings for clients including AT&T, Bang&Olufsen, Google, Nissan, Hertz and more.
He has previously worked in the design and innovation practice at Prophet, and as a member of Nike’s Global Brand Initiatives team, Darrin created launch experiences and branding for the swoosh’s pinnacle products and initiatives, including the Nike+ FuelBand, NikeID Studio, the Beijing and London Olympics and the LeBron James signature line.
Darrin was named to Fast Company magazine’s prestigious “100 Most Creative People in Business” list, and is a recipient of the coveted Art Director’s Club “Young Guns” award. He is a frequent lecturer and contributor to discourse on design process and the role of brand in business, and maintains a practice creating self-initiated work.
Born and raised in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, Darrin holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Applied Visual Art from Oregon State University and is an active member of the Art Director’s Club (ADC) and AIGA professional organizations.
NYU Stern / 2014
Apple Store Live SoHo / 2014
School of Visual Arts / 2014
Art Director's Club / 2013
Oregon State University / 2013
NYU Stern GMA Conference / 2013
C2-Montréal Conference / 2013
Pacific Northwest College of Art / 2012
Visual identity systems
Brand strategy and positioning
Experience and environmental design
Innovation and ideation processes
User experience design
Still and moving image art direction
Packaging structures and print production
Editorial design and visual narrative
Workshops and speaking engagements
Writing and thought leadership